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The strange birds of Flannery O'Connor : a life

Author: Amy Alznauer; Ping Zhu, (Illustrator)
Publisher: New York : Enchanted Lion Books, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When she was young, the writer Flannery O'Connor was captivated by the chickens in her yard. She'd watch their wings flap, their beaks peck, and their eyes glint. At age six, her life was forever changed when she and a chicken she had been training to walk forwards and backwards were featured in the Pathe News, and she realized that people want to see what is odd and strange in life. But while she loved birds of
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Genre/Form: Children's stories
Biography
picture books
Creative nonfiction
Biographies
Picture books
Fiction
Juvenile works
Biographical fiction
Essais fictionnels
Livres d'images
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Biographies Ouvrages pour la jeunesse
Ouvrages pour la jeunesse
Named Person: Flannery O'Connor; Flannery O'Connor; Flannery O'Connor
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Alznauer; Ping Zhu, (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781592702954 1592702953
OCLC Number: 1119481708
Awards: Joint winner of A 2022 Book All Young Georgians Should Read 2022 (United States)
Joint winner of 2020 Eureka! Nonfiction Children's Book Honor Award 2020 (United States)
Joint winner of Selected for Soc of Illustrators Original Art Show 2021
Joint winner of New York Times Best Children's Books of 2020 2020 (United States)
Nominated for Ezra Jack Keats Award for Illustration 2021
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Responsibility: Amy Alznauer & Ping Zhu.

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"When she was young, the writer Flannery O'Connor was captivated by the chickens in her yard. She'd watch their wings flap, their beaks peck, and their eyes glint. At age six, her life was forever changed when she and a chicken she had been training to walk forwards and backwards were featured in the Pathe News, and she realized that people want to see what is odd and strange in life. But while she loved birds of all varieties and kept several species around the house, it was the peacocks that came to dominate her life."--Provided by publisher

"Right from the start young Flannery took a shine to chickens. They pecked around her backyard, filled her sketch book, and starred in her stories. Eventually, her early occupation blossomed into a full-blown quest to find the strangest, most unusual bird. At the same time she honed her craft as a writer, observing the true strangeness of life itself. In this gorgeous picture book biography, Amy Alznauer offers a sometimes funny, sometimes poignant portrait of the great American author Flannery O'Connor. Ping Zhu's emotionally contoured paintings give us a vision of Flannery that is marked by humor, intensity, loss, and triumph."--Jacket

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This picture-book biography, beginning in Flannery O'Connor's childhood and ending with her untimely death, shines a light on her love of strangeness. With its memorable opening line, "Right from the Read more...

 
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